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Win a Day Out for Two Exploring the Universe and Victorian Photography

Start your day at Dynamic Earth with thundering tropical storms, icy winds from the North Pole, a real iceberg and a bone-shaking earthquake; then visit Dynamic Earth’s ShowDome and enjoy a dizzying journey through time from the Big Bang to the present day; your guide on this journey will be a Victorian gentlemen explaining our cosmic chemistry and scientific concepts using fun and whimsical mechanical devices. Continue your day with a stroll through the “Photography: A Victorian Sensation” exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland and meet the pioneers of photography.

On the date of your choice,* you and a friend could be enjoying this experience, courtesy of UVE and member venues National Galleries of Scotland and Dynamic Earth.

To win, simply email By entering the competition, you will also be signing up to our Unique Venues of Edinburgh newsletter.

The closing date for the competition is Tuesday 3 November 2015. The winner will be informed by email once the competition has closed.

* Photography: A Victorian Sensation is showing until 22 November 2015; exhibition tickets must be redeemed by that date. Tickets to Dynamic Earth may be used on any date up to and including 31 December 2015.


Details of your Prize

Photography: A Victorian Sensation, 19 June – 22 November 2015

Meet the pioneers of photography and discover how the Victorian craze for the photograph transformed the way we capture images today and mirrors our own modern-day fascination for recording the world around us.

Follow the cross-channel competition between photographic trailblazers Louis Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot, enter the world of the 1851 Great Exhibition and see some of the world’s first stereophotographs. Then get swept up in the collecting craze of the carte-de-visite and discover the fascinating stories of the people behind the pictures, including Hill and Adamson’s beautiful images of Victorian Edinburgh.


Dynamic Earth

Situated at the foot of Edinburgh’s spectacular Salisbury Crags, Our Dynamic Earth is the only science centre dedicated to telling the story of planet earth, taking visitors on a journey through life and extreme environments.  Captivating galleries, interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art technology bring the story to life, beginning with the Big Bang.  On an unforgettable tour through the attraction’s twelve galleries, children and adults alike can witness the creation of earth then follow the planet through its evolution from dry tundra to the bottom of the ocean.